NFS install writability on Netra t1 105
bruce at cran.org.uk
Wed Jan 11 14:02:11 PST 2006
On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 09:24:02AM -0600, Nicholas Riley wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 08:37:46AM -0600, Nicholas Riley wrote:
> > From looking at boot/loader.conf on the CD, it looks like I'm supposed
> > to get a MFS root, but instead I get a (read-only) NFS root. During
> > boot I do see this line:
> > md0: Preloaded image </boot/mfsroot> 4194304 bytes at 0xc056435
> > and I was able to mount /dev/md0 after startup, but I can't figure out
> > how to get it to be used as a root device.
> I tried copying over the corresponding portions of the mfsroot to the
> CD-ROM, changing the NFS mount to read-write, and configuring the
> network manually, but sysinstall then tries to install on /, as if I
> were running it on an installed system. How do I get it to realize
> that I'm doing an initial install, and to mount the target media
> somewhere else?
> I've seen several reports of people actually using the FreeBSD
> installer on sparc64 (albeit in 5.x versions); is it supposed to work
I've been struggling with exactly the same issues over the past few
days, but have just managed to get sysinstall running correctly over
NFS from my U5 to a i386 laptop. I think I was following some outdated
instructions; when I started from scratch with the instructions at
http://gja.space4me.com/things/Using_pxeboot_Install53.html I had no
problems whatsoever installing 6.0-RELEASE.
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